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Rich Stakes at Indiana Downs

Track presents three stakes worth more than $300,000.

June 9, 2013

Indiana Downs featured three American Quarter Horse stakes on Saturday night, and owner/breeder Randy Thompson, trainer Thomas Mosley Jr. and jockey Harold Collins combined to win the two richest events.

In the $132,200 Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) for Indiana-breds, the trio teamed to score a 22-1 upset with Doc Special. The longest shot in the field prevailed by a neck with a 300-yard clocking in :16.130. Doc Special, a gelding by the Mr Jess Perry stallion Jess Special, has finished off the board in his first two career starts, including a fourth-place effort in his trial. The gelding entered with earnings of $560 and picked up another $72,710 for the win.

Julia Rae Martin’s WH Design By Dash, a gelding by Brimmstone who finished second in his trial, finished second again and boosted his bankroll to $28,160. Eyes Easy Cash, a filly by Eye M After U, finished third.

Thompson, Mosley and Collins scored again in the $118,200 Born Runner Classic (R) for older Indiana-breds as favorite Air Born Leader got up to win by a neck in a time of :20.178 for 400 yards. This marked the third consecutive year that Air Born Leader has visited the winner’s circle after the Born Runner, and the effort improved his career earnings to $323,278. The 5-year-old gelding by Leader Of The Class has won 10 of 24 starts.

Free Kittens, a 19-1 longshot, grabbed an early lead out of the gate and held on to finish second. Romped, a daughter of Leader Of The Class, took third.

The $58,212 Indiana Downs Classic Stakes, an open race for older fillies and mares, featured a four-length romp by Fierce Runaway. The 4-year-old daughter of Ocean Runaway dominated the field with a 350-yard clocking in :17.524 with Cesar Carrilo aboard for trainer and owner Salvador Rojas.

Bred in Texas by R.T. Moudy and R. Rogers, Fierce Runaway picked up her second career win and first stakes victory. Her earnings now stand at $43,894.

Texas-bred Okey Dokey Diamond, who last raced at Hialeah Park, finished second. Indiana-bred Shez So Rare closed for third.